Exclusive Interview With Eiki Helgason

DOB: 5th September 1987

Hometown: Akureyri, Iceland

Current Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
 
 
 
 
Sponsors:
Lobster Snowboards
Oakley Apparel & Goggles
Monster
Hoppipolla Headwear
Coloud Headphones 
NEFF Gloves
7-9-13 Belts
Switch Back Bindings  
DVS Shoes
Frontline 
Kaleidoscope Skateboards
Fast & Dangerous Wax
 
Considering what you have accomplished so far, what are your goals for the future?
I am gonna have as much fun as i can, keep on riding as much as i can and film a video part every year and hopefully it will just keep on getting better and better. Then Me, Halldor and Thunder are gonna keep on doing helgasons.com and our own movie projects like sexual snowboarding and out new movie that is coming very soon “Pepping”
 Sexual snowboarding from www.helgasons.com / 7-9-13 on Vimeo.
 
 
Do you like the direction that the sport of snowboarding has gone in since you could remember?
No. its just about contests nowadays and riders have robot style so every trick is always the same.
I think filming video parts is a better way to show how good you are at snowboarding, most contest riders usually just have max 3 save tricks that they do over and over again, thats no fun to watch.
 
What board are you going to be riding in the12/13 season?
All the New Lobster boards depending on what I am doing, 
At the moment Im riding The Lobster Jib Board/Candymachine it is my favorite board to ride
 
Tell us about your companies?
Me and my brother Halldor are Buissness men now haha, we are involved in few companies. 
Its good to have something up your sleeve because no one can be a professional snowboarder for ever
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Whats the hardest thing about your job?
Traveling… it was really fun in the beginning but now I think its annoying as hell hehe, well going to new places is always fun, its just  all the taxi rides, Buses, airports, airplanes, waiting in line, security, canceled flights, sleeping at the airports and jet lag that sucks hehe
 10 tricks with Eiki from Sexual Snowboarding from www.helgasons.com / 7-9-13 on Vimeo.www.sexualsnowboarding.com
What movies have you been in?
That is quiet a few now hehe
VTH, Icelandic Skate movie (2002)
Oreida. Icelandic (2003)
Noxiuos Dreaming, Icelandic (2004)
Why Not, Icelandic (2005)
Over It, Factor Films (2006)
Up In The Sky, Factor Films (2007)
Notes, Factor Films (2008)
No Correct Way, Rome (2008)
Nice Try, People (2009)
They Came From, Factor Films (2009)
The Storming, Standard (2010)
Hooked, Pirates (2010)
Transworld 20 Trick Tips, Transworld (2010)
TB20, Standard (2011)
Sexual Snowboarding, Helgasons.com (2011)
Pepping, The New Helgasons.com Movie (2012)
 
Any nutrition secrets?
When im on trips i just eat pizza, hamburgers, kebabs and sushi, when Im home my girlfriend cooks all kinds of nice food for us.
 
What are you doing when your not snowboarding?
Skateboarding, hanging on the beach, chilling with my girl, doing nothing on the internet, sleeping or thinking about snowboarding
 
At what age did you start snowboarding? Were you on Ski’s first?
I was on skis when I was young I never understood why I had to hold those stupid ski poles haha, then I saw a snowboard and I bought one in 1999 so I was 12 years old, kinda scary to think that I have been snowboarding more than half my life…
 
Family…What does it mean to you?
Everything
 
Do you have any trips already planned for the12/13 season that you’re stoked about?
No I really don’t like to plan far ahead, because if you don’t have a plan then nothing can go wrong, right?
 
What is something that a lot of people don’t know about you?
I was the Icelandic champion in Long jumping (Athletics) when I was young, I was actually very good at all this crap, won all kinds of medals and shit, but I just hated that I had to show up to train and shit, so I just skipped the training part and showed up on contest to get some points for my team hehe
Then I found snowboarding, that’s the perfect sport for me, I can do: “what ever i want, when ever i want, where ever i want”. that’s what I love about snowboarding
 Eiki Helgason – They came from (Factorfilms) from www.helgasons.com / 7-9-13 on Vimeo.By Petter Foshaug
What were you doing for work before you went pro?
I was a construction worker on the day and on the evenings i was high pressure water cleaning all the fish guts of the machines where the fish comes from the boats. so from 8:00am to 11:00pm so it feels nice to be a professional snowboarder now hehe
 
How many days do you get to ride a year?
I have no idea? it’s a lot, depends on if Im injured or not, my season is usually from November to may then on the summer time I like to kinda stay away from the snow as much as possible and relax and skate so I get super amped to start to snowboarding again after the summer. 
 
Favorite mountain/run?
That will always be my home mountain Hlidarfjall or just riding handrails in Akureyri
 
Favorite trick?
Method all day long!
 
Favorite workout?
Chilling on the beach, Snowboarding and Skateboarding, this is the best combo to stay in shape I think.
 
Twitter: twitter.com/Eikih87
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eiki-Helgason/176141895743151
Instagram: @eikih87
Site: www.helgasons.com
 
 

Pepping! **FREE Snowboard Movie 2012** from www.helgasons.com / 7-9-13 on Vimeo.

Sexual Snowboarding gives you: Pepping!
Share you Pepping premiere set up with us. Take a photo and hashtag #pepping on instagram & twitter.

Eiki Helgason, Halldór Helgason, Gulli Gudmundsson, Kareem El Rafie, Leo Crawford, Ethan Morgan, Tor Lundström, Risto Roukola, Tony Kerkela, Eero Ettala, Fredu Sirviö and the all mighty open part where the Helgasons.com followers got the opportunity to send in their banging shots from this season!

Thanks To all our Sponsors for making this possible: Monster, Oakley, Nike, Lobster Snowboards, Hoppipolla Headwear, 7/9/13 Belts, SwitchBack Bindings, Endeavour / Airhole, Colour wear, Junkyard.com, Bataleon Snowboards, Neff Gloves, Sweet Protection, Fast And Dangerous Snowboard Wax.

 
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